Electricity. a lining for a hole, intended to insulate and protect from abrasion one or more conductors that pass through it.
a replaceable thin tube or sleeve, usually of bronze, mounted in a case or housing as a bearing.
a replaceable hardened steel tube used as a guide for various tools or parts, as a drill or valve rod.
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How to use bushing in a sentence
Urethane bushings prevent sideways deflection of the arm better than rubber stock bushings, helping align of the rest of the suspension system’s higher-performance components and increasing durability during more extreme use.
If a piece of brass tubing, an old bushing or a cored piece is at hand, a part of the work is already done.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The type shown at A employs a molded porcelain as an insulator, while that depicted at B uses a bushing of mica.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
In assembling the battery, the cover is placed over the post, and the cell connector is burned to both post and bushing.
The rubber bushing is grooved horizontally to increase the length of the sealing surface.
This will make a perfectly tight seal, provided that you screw the bushing up tight.
British Dictionary definitions for bushing
another word for bush 2 (def. 1)
an adaptor having ends of unequal diameters, often with internal screw threads, used to connect pipes of different sizes
a layer of electrical insulation enabling a live conductor to pass through an earthed wall, etc
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